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Good Lawns Cultivates Work Ethic and Entrepreneurial Spirit

The seed for Good Lawns was planted during a staff meeting. Hasan Stephens, founder and executive director of Good Life Youth Foundation, wondered how to teach youth to make money using resources around them. What about offering to clear snow or cut grass? Unfortunately, the young people seeking work wouldn’t have equipment. What if they borrowed mowers and offered their

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Pulaski Fund Awards $28,376 in Grants

August 2019 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $28,376 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the greater Pulaski area. The Bear Team received $1,000 to purchase 120 stuffed animals for young patients at the Joslin Diabetes Center. Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County received $5,000 to purchase tools to support creative and therapeutic counseling modalities

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Cayuga Fund Distributes More Than $73,000 in Grants

July 23, 2019 (Cayuga County, NY) – The Cayuga Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, awarded $73,050 to 24 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cayuga County. ACR Health received $3,900 to support the new Q Center in Auburn, located at The Westminster Presbyterian Church. This important collaboration and partnership will bring much needed

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Forgotten Central New York Suffragist Celebrated Through Opera

With the centennial anniversary of a woman’s right to vote in New York State just passed in 2017, and as the national centennial approaches in 2020, there has never been a more appropriate time than now for the community to reflect upon the courageous, uncelebrated individuals who played a part in this significant moment in history. While suffragists Elizabeth Cady

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Community Foundation Commits More than $2 Million to End Childhood Lead Poisoning in Syracuse

October 24, 2018 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation announced today that it will be investing more than $2 million over four years to help end childhood lead poisoning in Syracuse. Its new LeadSafeCNY initiative will fund a variety of approaches to address the region’s alarming childhood lead poisoning rates. According to the Onondaga County Health Department,

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Local Group Encouraging Adult Residents to Learn for Advancement

Nearly 5,000 Onondaga County residents each year participate in adult education, which includes English-as-second-language, high school equivalency and secondary school completion services. Yet this is only a small fraction of the population that needs help, according to Mark Cass, executive director of North Side Learning Center. “These services are only reaching 15 percent of the adults in our community in

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